For many years, Nigeria’s economy was one of the fastest growing in the world. However, this changed in 2016 when the country was hit by depressed oil prices and a decline in production due to vandalism. Last year, Nigeria experienced its first full year of recession in 25 years of prosperity, according to the World Bank. Fortunately, however, the country has quickly overcome this decline, and is now emerging from its recession. In 2018, Nigeria’s GDP is forecast to return to positive territory.